Virginia Snedeker's New Deal Mural, Audubon Post Office

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Inside the Audubon Post Office, Virginia Snedeker’s “Audubon’s Trip Down the Ohio and Mississippi- 1820" depicts the story of John James Audubon.

Pop into Audubon, Iowa’s post office to view artist Virginia Snedeker’ 1942 mural, “Audubon’s Trip down the Ohio and Mississippi—1820,” which depicts a river trip taken by ornithologist, artist and town namesake John James Audubon. Snedeker herself was no slouch in the art world. In addition to painting this mural for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, Snedeker contributed page and cover art to The New Yorker.


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